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ADORO TE DEVOTE

In Honour of the Blessed Sacrament
Hymn of St. Thomas Aquinas

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English: GODHEAD HERE IN HIDING (#sb089)
English: GODHEAD HERE IN HIDING (#rh134)

Adoro te devote


1 Adóro te devóte, látens Déitas,
Quæ sub his figúris vere látitas,
Tíbi se cor méum tótum súbjicit,
Quia Te contémplans tótum déficit.
O Godhead hid, devoutly I adore Thee, / Who truly art within the forms before me; / To Thee my heart I bow with bended knee, / As failing quite in contemplating Thee.
2 Vísus, táctus, gústus in te fállitur,
Sed audítu sólo túto créditur:
Crédo quídquid díxit Déi Fílius:
Nil hoc vérbo Veritátis vérius.
Sight, touch, and tast in Thee are each deceived; / The ear alone most safely is believed. / I believe all the Son of God has spoken : / Than Truth's own word there is no trucer token.
3 In crúce latébat sóla Déitas,
At hic látet simul et humánitas:
Ambo tamen crédens atque cónfitens,
Péto quod petívit látro paénitens
God only on the Corss lay hid from view, / But here lies hid at once the manhood too : / And I, in both professing my believe, / Make the same prayer as the repentant thief.
4 Plágas, sicut Thómas, non intúeor:
Déum tamen méum te confíteor:
Fac me tíbi semper mágis crédere,
In te spem habére, te dilígere.
Thy wounds, as Thomas saw, / I do not see; / Yet Thee confess my Lord and God to be. / Make me blieve Thee ever more and more, / In Thee my hope, in Thee my love to store.
5 O memoriále mórtis Dómini!
Pánis vívus vítam praéstans hómini!
Praésta méæ ménti de te vívere,
Et te ílli semper dúlce sápere.
O Thou, memorial of our Lord's own dying! / O living bread, to mortals life supplying! / Make Thou my soul henceforth on Thee to live; / Ever a taste of heavenly sweetness give.
6 Píe pellicáne, Jésu Dómine!
Me immúndum múnda túo Sánguine:
Cújus úna stílla sálvum fácere
Tótum múndum quit ab ómni scélere.
O loving Pelican! O Jesu Lord! / Unclean I am, but cleanse me in Thy Blood : / Of which a single drop, for sinners spilt, / Can purge the entire world from all its guilt.
7 Jésu, quem velátum nunc aspício,
Oro fíat íllud quod tam sítio,
Ut Te reveláta cérnens fácie,
Vísu sim beátus túæ glóriæ.
Jesu! whom for the present veiled I see, / What I so thirst for, oh, vouchasafe to me : / That I may see Thy countenance unfolding, / And may be blest Thy glory in beholding.
** Amen. Amen.


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